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The Subaru Legacy will get an updated look for the 2018 model year. Although it won't be a complete redesign, the slow-selling midsize car will gain new connectivity features and sharper looks akin to the recently overhauled Impreza.

The car's front end benefits from a sportier look thanks to a wider grille and revised headlights. New, more dramatic daytime running lights will present a more premium look in everyday driving. Around back, Subaru has updated the tailpipe to integrate smoothly into the shape of the bumper.

Inside the cabin, drivers will enjoy a quieter ride thanks to an updated suspension system and new acoustic windshield. The effort to make the car quieter even extends to the transmission, which will use components that produce less noise.

Passengers may appreciate a revamped interior with premium-feeling materials and a redesigned center console with available 8-inch touchscreen. Another notable improvement is the automaker's latest STARLINK infotainment system with support for both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Underneath its hood, the Legacy will continue to sport a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine making 175 hp mated to a CVT transmission. The available 3.6R variant uses a more powerful 6-cylinder rated at 256 hp. For 2018, Subaru says it has re-tuned the CVT programming to provide smoother acceleration.

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In terms of safety, the Legacy will continue to benefit from the full range of driver assistance technology with the EyeSight package. The option includes features like adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning with lane-keeping assist, a pre-collision system with automatic emergency braking and more. For 2018, the Legacy also gains adaptive headlights that turn in response to steering inputs.

Expect a full review closer to launch.

Pricing & Release Date

The 2018 Subaru Legacy will go on sale this summer. Based on production estimates, we currently anticipate an on-sale date in August.

According to our analysis, now is an excellent time to take advantage of outstanding deals on the 2017 Legacy, especially when it comes to leasing.

Official pricing for the 2018 Legacy 2.5i will start at $23,055 with destination, $240 more than the previous year. Please see below for the full range of prices.

2018 Legacy Pricing

Vehicle TrimMSRP
2.5i Base$23,055
2.5i Premium$25,155
2.5i Sport$27,205
2.5i Limited$29,955
3.6R Limited$32,805

Note: Prices include $860 destination charge.

Key competitors will include the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion.

Stay tuned for updates.

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